Monday, August 15, 2011


What is a Quiche?? open pastry case, filled with a mixture of eggs, cream and other savoury (= not sweet) foods, which is baked and eaten hot or cold
pronounced as -/kēSH/
This delicious flaky pastry shell filled creamy savoury treat is a perfect accompaniment to your evening Tea or Coffee.
for the pastry  shell-
  •  Plain flour-175 gms

  • Salted butter-80 g

  • Chilled water- a couple of tbsp.

For the filling-
  • Milk-200 ml

  • Butter-1 tbsp

  • Onion-1 medium chopped

  • Heavy Cream-2 tbsp

  • Eggs-2

  • Cheese-1/2 cup grated

  • English mustard-1/2 tsp

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

For the pastry shell-
  • Sieve flour in a large bowl.

  • Rub in the butter till the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

  • Add chilled water, a tbsp at a time till the whole thing comes together as a stiff dough.

  • Wrap in cling film and chill for 15 minutes.

  • Gently unwrap and roll out pastry, grease and flour one large tart pan or 4 individual pans.

  • Fit out the pastry and trim edges, return to chill for another 15 minutes.

  • In the meantime preheat oven at 200 C, bake  the cases for 15 minutes and take out.

For the filling-
  • Heat butter gently, and  add onions, let sweat.Turn off heat when pink.

  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the cooled onions, reserving only a little egg white.

  • Brush pastry cases with the reserved egg white to seal in and prevent pastry from turning soggy.

  • Gently spoon in the filling in to the shells and bake for 20-30 minutes till filling is set.

  • Serve warm.

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